1  Name of Course Company Law I
2 Course Code LAC4183
3 Instructor
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme  This course is intended to expose students to the knowledge on the applicable law that governs the establishment and management of business organizations, in particular partnerships and companies. This is essential considering that businesses form an important part of trade and the economic sector in Malaysia.
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 7 (Year 4)
6 Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O

 28 

 28  0  16  28  5  14  3  122
7 Credit Value 3(122/40 = 3.05)
8 Pre-requisite (if any) None
9 Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

  1. Understand the law governing partnerships and companies (LO2-P3);
  2. Interpret legal documents relating to partnerships and companies (LO5-A3); and
  3. Apply legal principles relating to partnerships and companies in real life situations (LO8-P3).
10 Transferable skills Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication skills, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
11 Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various references. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
12 Synopsis This course is designed to educate students to the concepts and legal principles relating to the law of partnership and company law in Malaysia.  The first part of the course will focus on the nature and formation of partnership, as well as the rights and liabilities of partners which are incidental thereto. In the second part, students will be introduced to the law relating to the incorporation of a company, the types of companies and the constitutional documents of a company.
13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion, mini seminar and presentation.
14 Assessment Methods and Types
  Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 40%
2. Final examination 60%
  Total 100%
15 Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
16 Content Outline and the SLT per Topic

 WEEK

 TOPIC
1 Introduction to Types of Business Organisations
2-3 PART 1: LAW OF PARTNERSHIP

Elements & Formation, Relations that are not prima facie partnership

4 Relationship between Partners and Outsiders
5-6 Relationship between partners and each other
7 Partnership Property
8 Dissolution of Partnership
9-10 Limited Liability Partnership
11 PART 2: COMPANY LAW

Introduction and Incorporation

12 Doctrine of Separate Legal Entity
13 Classification of Companies
14 Memorandum and Articles of Association

*Note: Total =122 hours.

17 Main references
  1. K.V. Padmanabha Rau . Company Law of Malaysia [Incorporation and Management]. Kuala Lumpur: ILBS
  2. Walter Woon. 2005. Walter Woon on Company Law. Petaling Jaya: Sweet & Maxwell
  3. Anil Joshi, Janine Pascoe, ShanthyRachagan. 2004. Concise Principles of Company Law in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Lexis Nexis

Statutes:

  1. Partnership Act 1961
  2. Companies Act 1965
  3. Limited Liability Parnership Act 2012

Related cases

18 Additional references 
  1. Cheah F S. 2006.  CompanyLaw& Secretarial Practice, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: CCH.
  2. K.V. Padmanabha Rau . 2006. Law of Partnership [A Digest of Cases under The Partnership Act 1961 and other Statutes]. Kuala Lumpur: ILBS.
  3. Yap. P. 2005. Company Meetings: Law& Practice in Malaysia.  2nd Edition. Kuala Lumpur : CCH
  4. Mohammad Rizal Salim. 2003. Malaysian Law on Partnership.Petaling Jaya: Sweet & Maxwell.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES, DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE

Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs)
 

PO1

LO1

PO2

LO2

PO3

LO3

PO4

LO4

PO5

LO5

PO6

LO6

PO7

LO7

PO8

LO8

PO9

LO9

   
  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
1-understand the law governing partnerships and companies (LO2-P3);   3               Classroom lecture and discussion

Group presentation

Case review

Instructor and peer evaluation

Written test

2-interpret legal documents relating to partnerships and companies (LO5-A3); and          3         Group

presentation

Classroom problem-solving

Instructor evaluation

Assignment

Written test

3-apply legal principles relating to partnerships and companies in real life situations (LO8-P3).                3   Classroom problem-solving

Group presentation

Instructor evaluation

Assignment

Written test